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 1        AN ACT concerning open meetings.

 2        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section  5.  The Open Meetings Act is amended by changing
 5    Sections 2.02 and 2.06 as follows:

 6        (5 ILCS 120/2.02) (from Ch. 102, par. 42.02)
 7        Sec. 2.02.  Public notice of all meetings,  whether  open
 8    or closed to the public, shall be given as follows:
 9        (a)  Every  public  body  shall give public notice of the
10    schedule  of  regular  meetings  at  the  beginning  of  each
11    calendar or fiscal year and shall state  the  regular  dates,
12    times,  and  places  of  such  meetings.   An agenda for each
13    regular meeting shall be posted at the  principal  office  of
14    the  public  body, on the public body's website if the public
15    body has a website, and at the location where the meeting  is
16    to  be held at least 72 48 hours in advance of the holding of
17    the meeting.  The requirement of  a  regular  meeting  agenda
18    shall   not   preclude   the   consideration   of  items  not
19    specifically set forth in the agenda. Public  notice  of  any
20    special  meeting except a meeting held in the event of a bona
21    fide emergency, or of any rescheduled regular meeting, or  of
22    any  reconvened  meeting,  shall  be  given at least 48 hours
23    before such meeting, which  notice  shall  also  include  the
24    agenda  for  the special, rescheduled, or reconvened meeting,
25    but the validity of any action taken by the public body which
26    is germane to a subject on the agenda shall not  be  affected
27    by  other errors or omissions in the agenda.  The requirement
28    of public notice of reconvened meetings does not apply to any
29    case where the meeting was open to the public and (1)  it  is
30    to  be  reconvened within 24 hours, or (2) an announcement of
31    the time and place of the reconvened meeting was made at  the
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 1    original meeting and there is no change in the agenda. Notice
 2    of   an   emergency   meeting  shall  be  given  as  soon  as
 3    practicable, but in any event prior to the  holding  of  such
 4    meeting, to any news medium which has filed an annual request
 5    for notice under subsection (b) of this Section.
 6        (b)  Public notice shall be given (i) by posting a notice
 7    on the public body's website if the public body has a website
 8    and  (ii)  by  posting  a copy of the notice at the principal
 9    office of the body holding the meeting or, if no such  office
10    exists,  at  the building in which the meeting is to be held.
11    The body shall supply copies of the  notice  of  its  regular
12    meetings,  and  of  the  notice  of  any  special, emergency,
13    rescheduled or reconvened meeting, to any  news  medium  that
14    has  filed  an  annual request for such notice. Any such news
15    medium shall also be given the same notice  of  all  special,
16    emergency,  rescheduled  or  reconvened  meetings in the same
17    manner as is given to members of the body provided such  news
18    medium  has  given  the  public  body an address or telephone
19    number within the territorial jurisdiction of the public body
20    at which such notice may be given.
21    (Source: P.A. 88-621, eff. 1-1-95; 89-86, eff. 6-30-95.)

22        (5 ILCS 120/2.06) (from Ch. 102, par. 42.06)
23        Sec. 2.06.  (a) All  public  bodies  shall  keep  written
24    minutes  of  all their meetings, whether open or closed. Such
25    minutes shall include, but need not be limited to:
26             (1)  the date, time and place of the meeting;
27             (2)  the members of  the  public  body  recorded  as
28        either present or absent; and
29             (3)  a   summary   of   discussion  on  all  matters
30        proposed, deliberated, or decided, and a  record  of  any
31        votes taken.
32        (b)  The  minutes of meetings open to the public shall be
33    available for public inspection within 7 days of the approval
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 1    of such minutes by  the  public  body.  Minutes  of  meetings
 2    closed to the public shall be available only after the public
 3    body determines that it is no longer necessary to protect the
 4    public  interest  or  the privacy of an individual by keeping
 5    them confidential. At the same  time  it  complies  with  the
 6    other requirements of this subsection, a public body that has
 7    a website shall post the minutes on that website.
 8        (c)  Each  public  body  shall  periodically, but no less
 9    than semi-annually, meet to  review  minutes  of  all  closed
10    meetings.   At  such  meetings a determination shall be made,
11    and reported in  an  open  session  that  (1)  the  need  for
12    confidentiality  still  exists  as  to  all  or part of those
13    minutes or (2) that the minutes or portions thereof no longer
14    require confidential treatment and are available  for  public
15    inspection.
16    (Source: P.A. 88-621, eff. 1-1-95.)

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